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Eurosport extends European Athletics deal

Eurosport has extended its multi platform rights for the European Athletics until 2019. The Discovery-owned sports channel has inked a deal with the European Broadcasting Union for the premium

Eurosport has extended its multi platform rights for the European Athletics until 2019.

The Discovery-owned sports channel has inked a deal with the European Broadcasting Union for the premium events organised by European Athletics.

The deal will begin with coverage of the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, and will be followed up with the 2017 and 2019 Indoor Championships.

It will also broadcast content from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Team Championships.

“Eurosport has firmly established itself as the destination of choice for fans of Olympic sports on a year-round basis,” said Peter Hutton, Eurosport chief executive officer.

“This deal demonstrates our commitment to athletics and the Olympic movement as we look forward to beginning our coverage of the Olympic Games across Europe in two years’ time.”

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